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Technology

Multi-Service Centers and Select City Parks Now Offer FREE Wi-Fi Internet Connectivity

HOUSTON -   The City of Houston and Comcast are pleased to announce the completion of 14 Lift Zone Wi-Fi hotspots designed to help community members connect to the internet so they can fully participate in education opportunities...

Tesla offers glimpse into fully-automated Model Y assembly line at Shanghai gigafactory

Electric car giant Tesla has shared a rare glimpse of its Shanghai Model Y Gigafactory production line, which is fully-automated and incorporates many state-of-the-art features for quality control. Tesla is pushing the Model Y...

City of Houston Launches Computer Access Program

HOUSTON, TX - The City Council recently approved an $800,000 program to provide computers to all low-income Houstonians.  Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Health Equity Response (H.E.R.) Task Force and Comp-U-Dopt, a non-profit that...

Pay-as-you-go for tolls from your phone, UPROAD App

TEXAS- Texans can now ditch the usage of toll windshield stickers and pay-as-you-go at the convenience of their personal mobile devices. Introducing the Uproad App. A user-friendly app that will allow drivers...

Fort Bend Judge KP George Invites TikTok to make Fort Bend County its new home

FORT BEND, TX - Fort Bend County Judge KP George invites the TikTok corporation to the state of Texas. Following President Trump's announcement on Monday morning, the honorable judge extended an offer to the TikTok corporation...

HPD Launches New Sex Offender Search Site

HOUSTON, TX - Thanks to a newly announced partnership between the Houston Police Department and a Louisiana-based tech company, local residents have more resources than ever before to help keep an eye out for sex offenders...

HISD launches digital learning centers for students lacking tech

HISD or Houston Independent School District has launched digital learning centers for elementary and middle schoolers via their HISD @ H.O.M.E. Learning program. The district opened 36 learning centers at select campuses across...

Apple’s stock market value tops $2 trillion

Just two years after Apple became the first publicly listed U.S. company with a $1 trillion stock market value, the iPhone maker has now topped $2 trillion. The Cupertino, California-based company's shares briefly rose as to...

Largest heat-mapping study takes place Houston

HOUSTON, Texas- On August 7th, about 80 community scientists in Houston and Harris County participated in the nation's largest heat-mapping study. Houston is one of 13 cities that is involved in this initiative. The...

Noble Energy set to be acquired by Chevron

On July 20, Chevron announced its agreement to acquire Houston-based energy company, Noble Energy in a press release. The total value of the agreement is $13 billion.  Chevron CEO shared in the release that "This is a cost-effective opportunity for Chevron...

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Reese Witherspoon’s media firm to be sold to Blackstone-backed company

Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon's media company, Hello Sunshine, is selling itself to a newly formed media...

Pentagon placed on temporary lockdown after nearby shooting

A shooting outside the Pentagon on Tuesday (August 3) resulted in several casualties after a Pentagon police officer was attacked, with law...

Biles returns to claim balance beam bronze, Guan wins gold

Simone Biles made a fearless return to competition on Tuesday (August 3), capping a tumultuous Tokyo Games with a bronze medal on...

Hazmat called for suspicious envelope at DHL

HOUSTON – The HFD hazmat team has determined that a suspicious envelope reported at a DHL facility last night did not contain...

Man injured in workplace accident on Humble Westfield Road

HOUSTON – A man was rushed to the hospital after sustaining a traumatic injury at a workplace on Humble Westfield Road.